Fortunately, my three boys are doing fine with the transition back to school. I’m the one with the blues. After a wonderful summer, I really miss them!
So, I’m keeping as busy as possible. For starters, I’ve been working on revisions for not one, but TWO upcoming releases. Both The Sound of Sirens (book two of the José Picada series) and Dream Shade (my first YA release) should be out this fall. Yup, that’s been keeping me pretty darn busy.
And then there’s my dog. She’s a rescue dog we adopted a few years ago, a pug/terrier mix. It’s a lovely combination; she sheds like a pug and barks like a terrier. Oh, and did I mention that she has a nervous condition? And that she was recently diagnosed with seasonal allergies? So now my dog is on Prozac and Zyrtec. And she doesn’t exactly enjoy taking pills. Good thing she’s so cute and cuddly!
Aside from that, my usual “laundry/house-cleaning/running around like a crazy person trying to get everything done while the boys are at school” routine has filled up any downtime. And, oh yeah, I’ve made a “New School Year Resolution” to work out every day. With all that’s going on here, I shouldn’t have time to mope around missing my kids, right?
Nope. I still miss them.
What’s your advice? How have you dealt with the back to school blues?